Sportspersons Speeches That Inspired the World

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Iker Casillas – Real Madrid farewell press conference

Iker Casillas was adored by football lovers all over the world like no other. A goalkeeper who has remained controversy free for most part of his career, San Iker could bridge even the biggest of rivalries. He had a glorious career with Spanish giants Real Madrid whom he joined at the age of nine. The Spanish goalkeeper won 19 titles with the club before he was forced to move to FC Porto. A move that rocked Madridistas and non supporters alike, Casillas was clearly being phased out.

The 2010 World Cup winning captain though showed his class again. Pointing fingers at no one, he decided to bid a simple but emotional goodbye to his beloved team.  At his farewell press conference, Casillas was a bundle of emotions. He thanked the club, his team-mates, his family members and friends for the support they had shown.  He had special mention to the Madrid fans, ending with the lines “you can be sure that wherever I end up I’ll continue to shout: Hala Madrid!”. This was one press conference that had everyone reaching for tissues and it was one of the finest sportspersons speeches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpwNXS8Q1nM

 

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